Angola - Territory Minister At Sao Tome and Principe Independence Celebrations
An Angolan delegation led by the minister of Territory Administration, Bornito de Sousa, left Friday for the Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, to participate in the 40th anniversary celebrations of the African Island nation's Independence, marked Sunday, 12 July.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Territorial Administration, Bornito de Sousa, representing at the celebrations the Angolan head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, is carrying a message of congratulations, which will be delivered on Saturday to the President of Sao Tome and Principe, Manuel Pinto da Costa.
Just like Angola, with whom it has historic ties of friendship and cooperation, the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe is part of all the former colonies of Portugal in Africa and attained Independence on July 12, 1975.
It is an island state located in the Gulf of Guinea, composed of two main islands (Islands of Sao Tome and Principe) and several islets, totaling 1001 km2.
It has no land borders but is located relatively close to the coasts of Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and Nigeria.